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Specialty Coffee Association Podcast

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A podcast series from the Specialty Coffee Association presenting stories, lectures, and debates from the SCA's global events. The SCA is a non-profit organization that represents thousands of coffee professionals, from producers to baristas all over the world. Learn more at www.sca.coffee.

A podcast series from the Specialty Coffee Association presenting stories, lectures, and debates from the SCA's global events. The SCA is a non-profit organization that represents thousands of coffee professionals, from producers to baristas all over the world. Learn more at www.sca.coffee.

Location:

United States

Description:

A podcast series from the Specialty Coffee Association presenting stories, lectures, and debates from the SCA's global events. The SCA is a non-profit organization that represents thousands of coffee professionals, from producers to baristas all over the world. Learn more at www.sca.coffee.

Language:

English

Contact:

5626244100


Episodes

WCC Podcast, Ep 01: "It's a YES!!"

10/28/2020
“It’s a YES!!” traces the history and evolution of the World Cup Tasters Championship through stories about rule-breakers, phone calls home mid-competition, and backstage ballet. Co-hosted by Gloria Pedroza, this episode features interviews with Alf Kramer, Kim Staalman, José Joaquín Ordoñez, and Chloe King. Learn more about this episode of the WCC Podcast, made possible with the support of Victoria Arduino and DaVinci Gourmet, including a full transcript and credits at...

Duration:00:35:13

Coming Soon: The World Coffee Championships Podcast

9/18/2020
Meet the newest podcast series from the Specialty Coffee Association: the World Coffee Championships podcast. Where did they come from? How did things go wrong? How were they fixed? What changes do you want to see in these competitions? In each episode, we're going to hear from people who came together every year to celebrate specialty coffee and push the industry forward.

Duration:00:02:55

#93 | Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide as a New Price Discovery Tool for the Specialty Coffee Industry | WOC Lectures 2019

4/13/2020
Today, with help from presenter Chad Trewick, you’ll learn about the inception of and future plans for the Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide, a project housed at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The Guide uses donated contract information about industry pricing behaviors that are anonymized and aggregated to create tables to serve as a guide to help both sellers (producers) and buyers (exporters, importers, roasters) land on pricing that does not rely on the volatile commodity price as...

Duration:00:49:21

#92 | An Unequal Pair: Coffee Industry Leaders and Farmers Discuss Needs and Alignment | WOC Lectures 2019

4/6/2020
With producers facing issues of climate change, migration of the younger generations to urban areas, and fluctuating coffee prices, it has become increasingly difficult for smallholder farmers to be successful and sustainable. Here, a panel discussion featuring Jörn Severloh, Christopher Mujabi, Karina Orellana, Sara Morrocchi, and Kathrine Löfberg brings together coffee industry leaders and farmers to discuss these critical issues to find common understandings and a path forward. Full show...

Duration:00:58:06

Recap #5 | Recent Developments in Coffee - March 18, 2020

3/18/2020
This week, we're taking a break from the 2019 World of Coffee lecture series to share Recap's fifth episode. In Recap #5: the COVID-19 outbreak continues to have a devastating impact on the coffee industry; the SCA has postponed World of Coffee and the World of Coffee Championships; World Coffee Research continues important work on the future sustainability of the coffee supply chain; Colombia invests in a newly-launched coffee stabilization fund; Folgers, the leading brand of ground coffee...

Duration:00:04:25

#91 | A Sixth Era of Coffee? Specialty and Sustainability in Historical and Anthropological Perspective | WOC Lectures 2019

3/9/2020
Today's lecture brings together recent work on the history and anthropology of coffee in the context of a discussion about the role of specialty in rebalancing the fundamentals of the market. Show notes and relevant links: https://share.transistor.fm/s/4a249f41

Duration:00:39:40

#90 | Trends in the European Coffee Market | WOC Lectures 2019

3/2/2020
Maria Catroviejo and Michaël de Groot look ten years ahead at key change they expect to stir up the coffee market, offering a TED-style discussion about how changes in consumer preferences, their perspective on coffee, and their buying behaviors will change the global coffee world.

Duration:00:32:05

#89 | Cutting-Edge Coffee Science: A Report from the SCA Research Center | WOC Lectures 2019

2/24/2020
Learn about the science being driven by the SCA Research Center, with reports on projects and outputs of our research streams in sensory science, coffee extraction, coffee freshness, and more. Full show notes and related links: https://share.transistor.fm/s/9b70e813

Duration:00:38:34

#88 | The SCA’s Price Crisis Response: How Did We Get Here and How Can We Ensure It Doesn’t Happen Again? | WOC Lectures 2019

2/17/2020
In today's lecture, recorded at World of Coffee in Berlin, representatives from the SCA Sustainability Center and Board of Directors identify factors that contributed to the wholly unsustainable economic position facing many coffee producers, discuss the limitations of current coffee purchasing practices, and explore actions that industry actors can take to address the crisis in the short term while building a sector that truly benefits the entire value chain in the long term. Full show...

Duration:00:56:05

#87 | Negotiating Place and Taste: How Coffee Becomes “Glocal” | WOC Lectures 2019

2/10/2020
Throughout its long history, coffee has been cast in very different roles: exotic beverage, colonial good, global commodity – but also as a staple of the local cuisines of the countries where it was produced. Leaning on an ongoing Sociological study conducted in Paris, today’s lecturer - Noa Berger - will show how specialty coffee changes and adapts to the culture of the countries in which it is introduced, and exploring what it means for coffee, a global commodity, to become “local.” Full...

Duration:00:41:33

Meet Recap: Recent Developments in Coffee

2/3/2020
This week, the SCA Podcast is taking a quick break while we put the finishing touches on an upcoming lecture series recorded at last year’s World of Coffee event in Berlin. In the meantime, I’d like you to meet Recap. It’s our newest podcast! Every two weeks, Recap offers a brief overview of recent coffee developments in less than five minutes. Find today's full show notes here: https://share.transistor.fm/s/ae7b9b35

Duration:00:04:06

#86 | Elucidating the Bitter Taste of Coffee | Expo Lectures 2019

1/20/2020
Coffee shows an appealing bitterness when properly roasted and prepared. But how do the compounds that make coffee taste bitter develop during roasting and how do you analyze and identify them? Dr. Sara Marquart shares excerpts of her academic research into bitterness during her Ph.D. at TU Munich in Food Chemistry.

Duration:00:31:39

#85 | How to Maximize the Flavor Potential of Your Brewed Coffee | Expo Lectures 2019

1/13/2020
In today’s lecture by Dr. Scott Frost, you’ll learn all about how flavor can be modified through the brewing process, and how the control chart can be used to create different flavors for a specific coffee.

Duration:00:41:47

#84.2 | A Two Part Arc About the C Market and the Future of Specialty | Expo Lectures 2019

1/6/2020
Last April, much of the discussion - at Expo and Re:co Symposium - was centered on the Coffee Price Crisis and the future of specialty. In a special episode to kick off the new year, we’re releasing a two-part lecture on the C market that sought to provide clarity and actionable data for the specialty industry. This is Part 2.

Duration:01:04:06

#84.1 | A Two Part Arc About the C Market and the Future of Specialty | Expo Lectures 2019

1/6/2020
Last April, much of the discussion - at Expo and Re:co Symposium - was centered on the Coffee Price Crisis and the future of specialty. In a special episode to kick off the new year, we’re releasing a two-part lecture on the C market that sought to provide clarity and actionable data for the specialty industry. This is Part 1.

Duration:01:06:55

#83 | Assessing and Addressing Profitability Constraints from Smallholder Coffee Producers in Yepocapa, Guatemala | Expo Lectures 2019

12/16/2019
Hundreds of smallholder coffee farmers in Yepocapa, Guatemala have experienced leaf-rust, drought, volcanic eruptions, and price fluctuations over the last few years. Profitability is the main constraint these farmers face, in maintaining healthy households and addressing price issues and other shocks - much like many other smallholder coffee farmers around the world. Since 2015, Taya Brown has been conducting a multi-phase evaluation of constraints to technology uptake and profitability as...

Duration:00:59:43

#82 | Sensory and Chemical Explorations into Drip Brew Coffee Flavor Over Time | Expo Lectures 2019

12/9/2019
The UC Davis Coffee Center is engaged in comprehensive sensory research using trained panel descriptive analysis to investigate how different parameters related to coffee brewing impact the flavor, and how these can be manipulated to an individual's desired effect. Of these factors, time can be an important variable—in multiple ways—and this talk will highlight two recent projects. The first investigated the time-evolution of coffee flavor extraction during the brewing process. By dividing a...

Duration:00:43:23

#81 | The Science of Coffee Freshness | Samo Smrke, Expo Lectures 2019

12/2/2019
Coffee freshness is one of the core values of specialty coffee. But why is preserving the freshness so important? We might strive to maximize coffee’s potential to keep its vibrancy as fresh as the day when roasted or we keep coffee fresh to ensure quality and consistency. Regardless of why we may want to keep coffee fresh, understanding the fundamentals of freshness and applying them in our daily routine will help to improve our cup of coffee. In this lecture, Samo Smrke explores the topics...

Duration:01:02:44

#80 | The Future of Coffee: Building Long-Distance Relationships in Emerging Origins | Expo Lectures 2019

11/25/2019
World Coffee Research predicts that within the next 30 years, the demand for coffee will double while viable land in current coffee-growing countries will diminish by half. How can we combat this? Through an engaging panel discussion, learn about the future of coffee production in emerging origins such as Myanmar and Nepal and the role consumers, roasters, and importers can play in building long-term, mutually beneficial relationships across culture and distance. Today’s panel is moderated...

Duration:00:58:41

#79 | Genetic Improvements of Cup Quality: Latest Developments | Hanna Neuschwander, Expo Lectures 2019

11/18/2019
World Coffee Research is working to improve the genetic potential of coffee cup quality. To start this task, you first need to define the meaning of “quality.” WCR believes it is a market-driven definition and organized new protocols to assess quality from the perspective of the coffee industry. With experts and partners, WCR produced the coffee lexicon that allows an objective analytic description of coffee quality attributes. In their presentation, Hanna Neuschwander discussed these...

Duration:00:53:03